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Ancient DNA reveals how wheat came to Britain

Ancient DNA reveals how wheat came to Britain
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Hunter-gatherers in ancient Britain may have imported cereals from Europe long before they turned to farming, new research reveals. Ancient DNA recovered from soil submerged beneath the English Channel suggests that wheat appeared in Britain some 2,000 years before Neolithic farmers began cultivating cereal grains, the scientific journal Nature reported. The Mesolithic-to-Neolithic transition,

London: Hunter-gatherers in ancient Britain may have imported cereals from Europe long before they turned to farming, new research reveals. Ancient DNA recovered from soil submerged beneath the English Channel suggests that wheat appeared in Britain some 2,000 years before Neolithic farmers began cultivating cereal grains, the scientific journal Nature reported. The Mesolithic-to-Neolithic transition, when modern humans began to settle and grow food, marks a key step in the evolution of civilisation and technology.

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